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University of Bath

Pamela Chesters CBE Chair of Council

The Chair is responsible for leadership of the Council as the governing body of the institution and ultimately to its stakeholders for its effectiveness.


Pamela Chesters CBE was appointed Chair of the University’s governing body from 8 April 2019 for an initial term of three years.


Pamela is also an Associate with NHS Providers, providing training in matters of governance. She previously chaired a number of bodies including, audit and risk chair at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust, Anchor Trust and Action for Children, as well as serving as an adviser for Health and Families to the London Mayor from 2009-2012, and held a series of senior management positions at British Petroleum between 1979 and 1998. She was awarded a CBE in 2013 for services to vulnerable children.

Pamela also sits on the following committees:

Register of Interests

Read the 2023/24 Register of Interests for Pam Chesters and other members of Council